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“Some Time Ago...”
Background information
Released October 27, 2013
Length 3:41
Recorded by Brendon Small and Mike Keneally
Performed by Pickles, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Nathan Explosion and Toki Wartooth; William Murderface (additional vocals)
Featured in The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera
Album The Doomstar Requiem: A Klok Opera Soundtrack
Next track The Duel
Previous track Abigail’s Lullaby
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Some Time Ago...” is a song by virtual American melodic metal band Dethklok. It was released as a scene in The Doomstar Requiem, and later on its eponymous soundtrack—the band’s fourth full-length album. It was written and sung by Brendon Small, featuring Mike Keneally as Toki.

Concept[]

The song was how—under extreme duress—Toki chose to remember story of when Dethklok first met Toki. After firing Magnus, Pickles held a band meeting and arranged an audition for a second guitarist despite Skwisgaar’s objections. Pickles agreed to let him be the sole guitarist of Dethklok if he succeeded in besting every auditioner—over a thousand—which proved to be quite a simple task for him. Just as Skwisgaar was basking in his victory, a homeless teenager showed up late and introduced himself as “Toki from Norway.” He begged for a chance to audition and Skwisgaar agreed to test him.

TokiIntro

Toki introduces himself to Dethklok

The scene shows the characters’ appearance at the age when Dethklok began; all of them appear noticeably younger than present day—with the exception of Skwisgaar, who appears less gaunt and wearing all-white. Pickles appears to have much more of a leadership role at this point in Dethklok’s past, with Nathan saying very little. Skwisgaar also seems to have much more of a loner attitude at this time, sitting apart from the others during their band meeting.

Official audio[]

Lyrics[]

  • [Some time ago...]
  • [Pickles]
  • Magnus has been kicked out of the band
  • I think the four of us understand, that
  • We gotta make a record, gotta make it great
  • It’s our very first one—it must annihilate
  • Since we fired the man we are short one artist
  • We need to fill the void we need a guitarist
  • But it’s gotta fit right, gotta be the right vibe
  • And it’s gotta fuckin’ rock because we are Dethklok!
  • [Skwisgaar]
  • I disagrees, for you sees we don’t needs nobody else!
  • Dis shoulds bes a one-guitar band
  • Yes indeeds!
  • Ain’t nobodys goods as me
  • Can match my speeds
  • And conquers mes
  • [Pickles]
  • Look at all these hopeful auditioners
  • Oh, they came from so far away!
  • But if you show them that you are the best then yes
  • You may have your way—
  • If you hack them all into pieces with your mighty shredding axe
  • Then we will forever from this moment on be a four piece
  • And you will be the only guitarist of Dethklok!
  • [Skwisgaar]
  • Alright
  • ♪ (Guitar solo)
  • Shred its now
  • You’re goings down
  • Take one more
  • Dis ams a war!
  • Shreds its now
  • You’re goings down
  • Goings down
  • Yeah! ♪
  • I am a wizards
  • I am a sorcerer
  • And I’ve proven to dis world
  • Dat we don’t need nobodys
  • We ams a one-guitar band
  • Yes indeed!
  • [Skwisgaar, Nathan, Pickles and Murderface]
  • You have been bested by the master
  • Bow before your glowing guitar god!
  • [Nathan]
  • Someone keeps on knocking
  • Someone’s at the door
  • Let them in right now
  • Appears to be one more
  • [Toki]
  • Hellos, I’m sorrys
  • I got lost along the way
  • My name is Toki
  • I am just a boy, here from Norway
  • I’m so sads
  • I missed my auditions appointments todays
  • But I thinks dat
  • You should gives me a chance anyhow
  • Because I has dis—feeling...
  • Something tells me—this was meant to be
  • Do you feel this electricity?!
  • Gives me this chance!
  • [Skwisgaar]
  • Alrights
  • You seems so nice it’s a shames you must go downs dis way...

Trivia[]

  • Toki’s animal form was foreshadowed—in his shadow—as he walked in.

Personnel[]

  • Brendon Small — vocals (Skwisgaar, Nathan, Pickles and Murderface) guitar, bass, drums production
  • Mike Keneally — vocals (Toki)

Gallery[]

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